Canned & Boxed Food
Each year the
Ministerial Alliance shares food and childrens gifts with financially
strapped families in Carrollton. We have an opportunity to help by
collecting canned food the next two Sundays, December 2 & 9.
Simply bring non-perishable food to church when you come to worship (or any
other day). We will have a tub in the hallway by the church office and
another one at the front door of the sanctuary. Your generosity will
remind a local family this Christmas that God cares about them.
Christmas Eve Candlelight
Service (Nursery available)
Begin Christmas with
Christ. Bring your family and out-of-town guests to a worship service
that always touches our hearts in a special and powerful way. On December
24 we will gather at 7:00 p.m. to hear the incredibly moving story of
Jesus' birth as it is told in Holy Scripture.
a poinsettia for the sanctuary and offer it in memory or in honor of a loved
one. We will list their name in the Sunday morning bulletin insert the
Sunday before Christmas so that others may remember your loved one, too.
You may order a poinsettia by filling out the order form in your Sunday worship
bulletin and placing it in the offering plate. Or simply call the church
office (542-0277). Once again, poinsettias are $12.00
apiece. Make your check out to the church and write "Poinsettia" in the
memo line. You may take your plant home after the Christmas Eve Candlelight
Service. All orders need to be placed and paid for by Sunday, December
Group Christmas Party
Group is looking forward to Wednesday, December 12. That's the night of our
annual Christmas Party. The group voted to exchange "Secret Santa" gifts this
year with a spending limit of $10. We'll play some games that night. But, we
will also remember what Christmas is really all about. We'll start at our
regular time of 6:30 p.m., but we'll stay together until 8:00 p.m. (a half hour
longer than usual).
Group Bowling Party
Group is going bowling in Chillicothe on Sunday, December 16
(weather permitting). Well leave the church after the worship
service as soon as Anselm gets his robe off! We ask you to bring money
for any snacks you might want at the bowling alley. Susan is going to
cover the cost of renting two lanes and everyones shoes. Well
eat at a Mexican Restaurant after bowling. Anselm will pick up the tab
for the meal. All we need is an adult driver or two to help transport
2019 calendar year will be starting soon and it presents new opportunities to
donate altar flowers for our sanctuary. One set of flowers is generally
used for two-consecutive weeks. If you would like to donate flowers,
please sign up on the flower calendar that is located on the
bulletin board outside of the church office, or call the church office
(542-0277) and our church secretary, Susan, will be glad to assist you in
Hopefully, we will not need to cancel
worship or Sunday School this winter due to snow. We will only cancel
events as a last resort and when it becomes unsafe to get to church.
However, when it is necessary to cancel worship we will take several steps to
get the word out. First, it will be posted on the church website (www.crltn-umc.org).
Look for the cancellation icon at the bottom of the homepage. Second, it
will be announced on the local radio station. Plus, an email will also be
sent to regular attendees for whom we have an e-mail address.
Yippie! We Did It
month we paid off all our 2018 Conference Apportionments AND all our District
Apportionments. And we did it more than two and a half months ahead of
time! Way to go everyone!
Food - Volunteers Needed
Years ago our church began a ministry of
taking warm home cooked meals to those in need. We call it Soul
Food. In recent years, other local churches have joined our
effort. Soul Food always begins on the Sunday after Thanksgiving and runs
until Palm Sunday. With five other churches participating in the Soul
Food ministry this year, our congregation will be serving on five separate
Sundays. Sign-up sheets will be available on our bulletin inserts the
next few weeks. There is also a sign-up chart on the bulletin board
outside the church office. We need cooks and delivery
drivers each week. Though our Youth Group is cooking on St.
Patricks Day, we will still need (adult) drivers that day. Susan
Finlayson is the Soul Food coordinator. Learn more about Soul Food right
Food - Special Offering
We recently took a special offering for
our Soul Food ministry. Thanks to everyone for their generous
support. To date we have received $857 to help us provide warm meals to
needy families in our community. This money will be used to purchase food
and packaging supplies for the Sundays our church will be preparing and
Rehearsals for Children's Christmas
Program Have Begun
This year's Christmas Musical is
entitled The Inn Crowd and we hope to have many young
singers and actors to help tell this special story! Musical director
Chris Sweeney is currently conducting
rehearsals on Sunday afternoons. See the complete
rehearsal schedule. The children will
perform their Christmas program for the church family on Sunday, December 9, at
Church Family Christmas
One of the
nicest parts of the Christmas Season is the gathering of our church family for
a joyful fellowship meal in the Fellowship Hall. Realizing many in our
congregation are anxious to see the children's Christmas Musical, we have in
recent years enjoyed this much anticipated fellowship meal right after the
worship service on the Sunday when the children perform. So, we will come
together for a bit of Christmas camaraderie and a delicious meal on Sunday,
December 9. We'll also have an opportunity to sing a few favorite
Christmas songs right after we eat.
beautiful sight! Our steeple now has a new look.
Read all about it: Who
made it? How big is it? What does the symbol mean? And why
did we start this project in the first place? We will soon be posting
pictures of the cross & flame being mounted high at the top of our
The November-December 2018 issue of the
Upper Room devotional magazine is now available. Pick up a copy at the
back of the sanctuary or on the information table in the hallway. As
always, we have both regular and large print versions.
like to put flowers on the altar? We have a lot of available Sundays.
Check out the chart on the bulletin board by the church office, or simply call
the church office reserve the Sunday of your
Bring Us Your Used Inkjet and Toner
Help the church save money on office supplies!
We are part of a program whereby we receive credit for office supplies when we
recycle used printer toner and ink cartridges. Those printer cartridges
are bad for the environment, so don't toss them in the trash, bring them to
church and we'll put them to good use. Thanks for helping.
about our on-going Best Choice Save-A-Label Program! Start saving
them right now if you have not already been doing so. Then bring your UPC
(proof of purchase) labels to church and put them in the can located on a table
in the hallway. The can is marked Best Choice.
Our church's Bereavement Dinner Committee will earn $30 in cash for each bundle
of 1,000 UPC labels.
Print Worship Bulletins
In addition to our regular-sized
bulletins, we are now providing a large print version of our worship bulletin
for those who would benefit from larger text. Large print versions of the
hymns are also included as well as a larger version of the bulletin insert with
all the announcements.
C.M.U. Tops in Dollars for
Central Methodist University (formerly, Central Methodist
College) leads all UMC-related colleges and universities in the country in the
number of Dollars For Scholars student aid recipients. C.M.U. partners
with local United Methodist congregations, the United Methodist Higher
Education Foundation (UMHEF) and the Missouri United Methodist Foundation
(MUMF) to provide these renewable ($3K-$4K) scholarships. This year
C.M.U. and the Missouri Conference had 45 DFS recipients, second only to the
Georgia Conference, which has nearly a dozen UMC-related colleges and
universities compared to Missouri's one and only university-C.M.U.
[Learn about scholarships for United Methodist